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About Dr. Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori, the founder of Montessori education in the early 1900s, is one of the greatest reformers of early childhood education. By the early half of the 20th century, her philosophy and methods of educating youth were widely practiced throughout the world, from Europe (e.g., Italy, England, France, and Austria) to Asia (e.g., India, China, Korea, and Japan) and in the US.

Today, many ideas, techniques, and concepts in early childhood education trace their roots to Dr. Montessori’s work, including sensitive periods, a prepared environment, child-centered education, and freedom from rewards or punishment. Because her philosophy focuses on the development of the inner child, allowing children to achieve their full potential, her methods have timeless value.

Based on such profound philosophies and methods, we at HMA strive to create a learning and stimulating environment where children are encouraged by our teachers.

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Message from Our Director

Welcome to Hope Montessori Academy

“Please take a moment to review our website. I encourage you to visit the school, meet our teachers and staff. Most importantly, peek into a classroom and witness children who are deeply and enthusiastically engaged in the love of learning. I’m confident the experience will be as transformative for you as it is for the children, and you will come to know what makes Hope Montessori Academy the school for your family.

At Hope Montessori we are passionate about the development of the whole child, academically and spiritually. As we teach daily bible stories, prayer, worship and memorization of the Word of God. The bible says in Proverbs 22:6; “Direct your children into the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” We understand that the first 5 years of a child’s lives are the most influential years in a person’s life. With the Word of God, Love, and the Montessori curriculum we can assure you much success, good character, and a well rounded child who will Love God and learning! We are looking to partner with families who are seeking the very best for their child. We are blessed to be in the Vero Beach community shinning the truth of God and sowing seeds of hope in the young children’s life.”

With much love and a welcoming heart,

C.Iliana Saavedra


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Our Philosophy

HMA strives to provide quality care for children ages one through five. Early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery. Our goal is to educate the child holistically. We encourage social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development.

We provide a variety of learning experiences like sharing, conversation time and stories, songs, finger play, creative art activities and crafts, games and large muscle activities, food preparation, science and natural activities, shapes, colors, numbers, and letters. Children who experience quality preschool are more successful in their later learning environments.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a Montessori education that celebrates each child’s individual gifts, nurtures a passion for learning biblical principles, and equips them for academic excellence and Christian discipleship.